OK! Day 3 is complete of my ketogenic journey! Today, I was quite cranky lol although I didn’t have a cloud of “down-ness”, but I was irritable FOR SURE. Also, while eating lunch, I wasn’t that hungry, but then within a few hours, I was super hungry until I ate dinner. My breath also tasted weird today…EW Gross, right? Haha
On a good note, my belly feels flatter today, and I don’t feel bloated as I commonly do. Also, my appendages feel less puffy, which is super awesome, especially since a storm seems to be coming through.
Here’s a re-cap of the day:
What I ate
An Americano with a splash of almond milk & my own creation of an almond flour-based porridge which had:
- Almond Flour
- Coconut Milk
Net Carbohydrate Content = 6.5g
A taco salad that had:
- Ground beef
- Bell pepper
- Black Olives
Net Carbohydrate Content = 9g
Cauliflower “mac ‘n’ cheese” that had:
- Vegan cheese (Daiya)
- Red onion
- Coconut Cream
Net Carbohydrate Content = 11g
- Fatty Chocolate thing (coconut oil, butter, coconut sugar, cacao powder and vanilla extract)
- Cucumber & Smoked Salmon
Net Carbohydrate Content = 10g
Total Net Carbohydrate Content for All Meals = 36.5g
Mood: Irritable and cranky
Hunger: Fuller for most of the day, but then became very hungry
Reproductive Health: Normal
Skin: Breakout is gone
Skin Hydration: Less dry, and hands are less dry, too
Inflammation: My hands and feet are less puffy
Waist Size: no change
Hip/Booty Size: no change
Arm Size: no change
Thigh Size: no change
All Lab Values: Normal
Today was a little difficult with my mood, and I became really hungry in the afternoon and evening. The challenge I’m struggling with a little is no-dairy as it’s not the best for us women with PCOS. I know for a fact I become very moody with any dairy (even cheese), but this would reduce the amount of carbs, but I am not going to eat dairy knowing the way it makes me feel.
Another interesting note, my fat content in my body has been increasing since I started keto (it totally makes sense as I am increasing my fat dramatically). I have gained approximately 4lbs of fat mass, so it’s evident I have not entered “ketosis” where my body is using my fat as energy. I’m very excited for this! I also suspect that my lack of inch-loss, although weight-loss, has something to do with the fact my body hasn’t began using fat as energy. Also something to note, my hydration has dropped, even though I am drinking the same of approximately 90 oz of water every day. I’m sure there is a reason to this, I just need to research it.
OK! Day 3, DONE! Thanks for reading!
Please comment! I’d love some (positive) comments along the way, or even questions, or words of wisdom while I travel down this road!